Separating Mental Illness from Gun Violence

Every year, an estimated 43.8 million adults experience mental health problems in America, which is roughly one person out of five. Some of the most common disorders include  depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Less prominent disorders include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), dissociative identity disorder and personality disorders. Mental health care costs America over 193 billion dollars…

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UPDATE: House Reverses Decision to Gut Office of Congressional Ethics After Criticism

By Amira Garewal and Leila Tjiang A reversal of the House Republican’s vote to significantly reduce the power of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) has been made less than 24 hours after the initial vote. The decision was made only hours after receiving criticism from President-elect Donald Trump. “With all that Congress has to…

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House Republicans Reduce Independence of Office of Congressional Ethics

By Hana Morita and Leila Tjiang The House Republicans voted 119-74 on Monday night to reduce the independence, and subsequently power, of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), an independent and internal organization which investigates and reviews actions by lawmakers in the House of Representatives. This action by the House Republicans will effectively remove the…

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Open Response to Donald Trump’s Promises about Libel Law

Only 10% of Americans could name freedom of the press as a First Amendment right, according to a survey conducted by the Newseum Institute, a museum in Washington D.C. that focuses on journalism. Freedom of religion was only identified by 19% of Americans, and the right to assemble by 10%. As a school that devotes…

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